2014 Soul Train Awards: Chris Brown & Beyonce Lead Nominations

Published: Monday 13th Oct 2014 by Rashad

Before you know it awards season will be in full swing.

Probably our favorite time of year here at TGJ HQ, we were ever-excited to learn of the Soul Train Awards committee unveiling the nominations for their 2014 showing.

Featuring heavy competition from the year’s best and brightest in Hip Hop and R&B, TGJ favorites Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams, John Legend, and Beyonce are leading the pack of nominees for the ceremony.

Set to be hosted by ‘Queen of All Media’ Wendy Williams, the show will be taped at the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on November 7 then air on Centric and BET on November 30th (8p/7p CST).

Until then, familiarize yourself with the rest of the nominees below as revealed by Williams’ show:

Soul Train Awards 2014 Nominations

Best New Artist
August Alsina
Jhené Aiko
LiV Warfield
Mack Wilds
Nico & Vinz
Sevyn Streeter

Centric Certified Award
Avery Sunshine
Leela James
Luke James
Robert Glasper

Best Gospel/Inspirational Song
“Help” – Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae
“I Can Only Imagine” – Tamela Mann
“No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful
“Real Love” – Inspired People feat. Charles Jenkins
“Say Yes” – Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland
“We Are Victorious” – Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
“Hold On (We’re Going Home)” – Drake feat. Majid Jordan
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
“No Mediocre” – T.I. feat. Iggy Azalea
“Pills N Potions” – Nicki Minaj
“Studio” – ScHoolboy Q feat. BJ the Chicago Kid

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Janelle Monaé
Jennifer Hudson
Jhené Aiko
Marsha Ambrosius

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Chris Brown
John Legend
Pharrell Williams
Trey Songz

Album of the Year
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
G I R L – Pharrell Williams
Love in the Future – John Legend
Nothing Was the Same – Drake
The Electric Lady – Janelle Monaé
Xscape – Michael Jackson

Song of the Year
“All of Me” – John Legend
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams
“Hold On (We’re Going Home)” – Drake feat. Majid Jordan
“Love Never Felt So Good” – Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award
“All of Me” – John Legend (Toby Gad, John Stephens, Dave Tozer)
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams (Pharrell Williams)
“Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé (Joshua Coleman, Sia Fuller, Beyoncé Knowles)
“Stay With Me” – Sam Smith (Steve Fitzmaurice, James Napier, William Phillips, Sam Smith)
“The Man” – Aloe Blacc (Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Sam Barsh, Aloe Blacc, Elton John, Daniel Seeff, Bernie Taupin)
“The Worst” – Jhené Aiko (Jhené Aiko Chilombo, Mac Robinson, Brian Warfield)

Best Dance Performance
“2 On” – Tinashe feat. ScHoolboy Q
“Electric Lady” – Janelle Monáe
“Good Kisser” – Usher
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
“Talk Dirty” – Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
“Turn Down for What” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Janelle Monaé feat. Miguel – “Primetime”
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”
Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott – “Calls”
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Hurt You”

Video of the Year
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z (Hype Williams)
“Good Kisser” – Usher (Christopher Sims)
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams (We are from L.A.)
“New Flame” – Chris Brown feat. Usher (Breezy & Mike Ho)
“The Man” – Aloe Blacc (Matty Barnes)
“The Worst” – Jhené Aiko (Danny Williams)

Best International Performance
Davido – “Aye”
Machel Montano – “Ministry of Road (M.O.R.)”
Nico & Vinz – “Am I Wrong”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Shaggy feat. Ne-Yo – “You Girl”
Ziggy Marley – “I Don’t Want to Live on Mars”

Best Traditional Jazz Performance
Audra McDonald – “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”
Gregory Porter – “Hey Laura”
Kenny Garrett – “Pushing the World Away”
Monty Alexander – “Concierto de Aranjuez”
Wynton Marsalis – “Flee as A Bird to the Mountain (Live)”

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
Liv Warfield – “Stay – ‘Soul Lifted’”
Najee feat. Meli’sa Morgan – “In the Mood to Take It Slow”
Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott – “Calls”
Snarky Puppy – “Lingus (We Like It Here)”
Terrace Martin feat. Robert Glasper – “It’s Yours”
Vandell Andrew – “Let’s Ride”

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance
Joe feat. Kelly Rowland – “Love & Sex Pt. 2?
Kelly Price – “It’s My Time”
LiV Warfield – “Why Do You Lie?”
Sebastian Mikael feat. Wale – “Last Night”
Shaliek – “The Past”
Terrace Martin feat. T$, Tone Trezure – “You’re the One”

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  1. D-money October 13, 2014

    Michelle Williams got a nomination though

    ABOUT TIME ….. She deserves it.

    • FutureCIARA October 14, 2014

      SLAYchelle Williams!!!

  2. Eloviano October 13, 2014

    They’re to be hosted by Uncle Rendy, bittch bye! Soul Train Awards were last relevant back in the 90s. At least the nomination list is miles better than the AMA one.

  3. Applause October 13, 2014

    All I See Is Flops!!!

    • Eloviano October 13, 2014

      The irony when Tupperware to Tupperware fell off the number #1 spot a week after it’s debut. Not even clinging to fossil could help.

    • Shay Shay *C~Squad* October 13, 2014

      I don’t see Gaga anywhere on the list doe

      • BeyRihLiyah October 13, 2014

        why would she be on this list she’s edm/pop so why would she be nominated for a ghetto soul train award that cater to urban music you should have used that drag for the American music award post

    • BEYDELGAGA October 13, 2014

      The delusion!

  4. #TeamTinashe Stan “Aquarius” In Stores October 13, 2014

    Yay! For Tinashe getting nominated. Seriously just the beginning. And the other awardds shows are completely ignoring Chris Brown’ success with “Loyal” right now.

    Anyways go and get that Mila J EP NOW! 🙂
    HASHTAG: #SupportRnB #AquariusStillSlayingMe #IamLIVING 😀

  5. Fran October 13, 2014

    Congrats Beyonce! But BET can give up nominating her for everything with some kind of false hope that she’ll actually give you the time of the day again, she won’t.

    But Soul Train used to slay, now it’s so irrelevant to most. Sad.

  6. BeyRihLiyah October 13, 2014

    well atleast bey is leading the nominations for this award and congrats to jhene for having 4 nominations and congrats to her for also having a American music award nomination

  7. girlbye October 13, 2014

    Mj snatching awards!

  8. NOLIES October 14, 2014

    Congrats. I hate but have to admit, that’s a pretty good nomination list.

  9. FutureCIARA October 14, 2014

    Michael Jackson & Tamela Mann >>>>>>> The rest

    Sam Smith should definitely snatch 1 or 2.

    And I REALLY want Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross – “New Flame” to win best collab!

    Congrats to all the others.

  10. Nope October 14, 2014

    Beyonce ain’t goin’

  11. Cake like Lady GaGa October 14, 2014

    ^ SCREEEEEAAAMMMMIINNNNNGGG at the H.IV+ faggggss bragging about these awards. Nobody takes these awards seriously anyways. Only the H.IV+ can be bragging about such..

    • ME October 14, 2014

      except for the “ice bucket challenge” what other nominations did Lady Gaga get this year?

  12. Bam Bam October 14, 2014

    Wow these are actually good nominations.

  13. You Stupid October 14, 2014

    The only act that will be there is Tinashe… Everyone else will be busy

  14. SMH October 14, 2014

    Congrats to Janelle Monae for her 4 nominations. That girl is so underrated it’s downright criminal.

  15. the voice October 17, 2014

    I hop Tinashe performes. They need a good singer / dancer performance at SOul Train awards… It’s been a minute since they had that. We know Chris aint going and Usher’s new music sucks.

    They need some good performers and some young ones too this time. Mix up ;d and new.

    Not happy BET invited a convicted r***** ( Tyson) to host the show tho.

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